another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Friday, 22 May 2015

a legend in his own mind



just a quick update from the loveless shed. the 'false' triumph is almost road legal, nige at nrp exhausts has made us a new baffle to subdue the rather 'fierce' exhaust down from an ear-bleeding one hundred and twenty decibels, [i thank you, i'm here all week] to a much more muted, one hundred d.b on the old noise meter, i'm rocking a massive yellow and black reg plate, [which i reckon is knocking 15mph off the top end] and i'm seriously trying to behave, [except when a knob on a cbr 600 passed me and dangerous at sixty in a thirty limit and i saw red and stuck it up him on my favourite left-hander on 'our' test road, i wonder if he told his mates he'd been dicked by a bloke on a 'inckley wearing an open faced arai, levis and cat boot's?] anyhoo, i've sold the red 900ss ducati, why? well, although it was a great bike, i reckon i needed to spunk around 1500 to 2000 english pounds to bring it up to my obsessive-compulsive standard, i got a good offer for it and dangerous has decided he's going all hipster on me and can't live without a ducati scrambler, so, i've bought his yellow duc off him because, er, well i like it and it's a lovely bike and er, it's yellow. ah yes, 'the peaky blinder' ducati trackbike project you say? well, it's currently up at nelly's, [cornerspeed], for a re-flash on the ecu and a dyno run, i'm keeping my finger's crossed for 57-58 bhp at the back wheel and around 155 - 160kg which will give us a good power to weight ratio and should make for a very entertaining daytime mot / trackbike. having a ride up tomorrow to find out, stay classy...........

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  1. Only one I know that swaps bikes faster than you is a friend named MIke...he's had three different Ducatis in the last year. Last time I saw him he was astride a new red 'Multistrada 1200S'...before that it was a 'Panigale'...which is all Italian to me...before that it was another model I don't recall at the moment...
    Didn't see the Header picture when last I checked your blog on the phone's abbreviated version...here on the computer I see it...yep...too many circuses.

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    1. meant to say Freaks...too many circuses probably describes where I work...
      The false Triumph is looking good...three day weekend here...off to the shed.

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  2. wotcha larry, bank holiday here, not sure what that means over the pond, but it means three day weekend too! can't be bad......

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  3. Your Triumph definitely looks like fun!

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